About Hannah T. Croasdale
This award is named in honor of Professor Hannah Thompson Croasdale, who studied and taught for more than 40 years in what is now Dartmouth's Department of Biological Sciences. She began at Dartmouth in 1935, worked her way up through the ranks, and retired at the rank of full Professor in 1971. She pioneered the role of women faculty at Dartmouth by being the first woman to move through the ranks to the level of full Professor. Even after retirement, she continued to teach phycology, the study of freshwater and marine algae, as Professor Emerita for six years. Her distinguished career has been recognized by numerous honors, including a summer graduate student fellowship named in her honor by the Phycological Society of America. Professor Croasdale attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a B.S. in 1928, an M.S. in 1931, and a Ph.D. in 1935. Professor Croasdale passed away on July 27, 1999 at the age of 93.